The Manalapan Township Fire Department, along with Millstone, Freehold, Englishtown and Howell, were dispatched to a single-family dwelling on Regency Way for a report of a fully involved structure fire with animal entrapment. Upon arrival, heavy fire was showing from the Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta sides of the 2-1/2 story wood frame structure. Ten minutes later there was a full collapse on the Delta side of the building while defensive operations were underway. Additional tankers from the Monmouth County Tanker Task Force also responded to the scene. The NJFFS dispatched units to the area due to the Jamesburg Fire Tower reporting a large column of smoke. Brush trucks responded to extinguish any embers that were falling in the nearby brush. Unfortunately, the families two dogs were trapped and perished in the blaze. The homeowners were not present at the time the fire broke out. The rubble rekindled the following morning and was quickly extinguished by responding personnel. Video and photos also available on Facebook.com/njaerialviews.
– Fire News photos by Chad Aaronson